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by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

Well, it finally happened. Lou Nanne just called for Hermantown to move up to AA on the Dan Barreiro show. He said Hermantown and Breck are as good as the AA tourney teams and should both be in AA, and that would make the AA and A tournaments better. It was just a matter of time, and now we have the...
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

My favorite tweet of the day, courtesy of Karl: "After a two-year drought, Hermantown reclaims the Public School State Championship. They will play to avoid the 7-peat vs. Breck tomorrow." My second favorite tweet, courtesy Duluth East assistant coach Brendan Brooks on the A semis: "As a coach and a...
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

And we have running time!
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

Hermantown is a complete joke! SPA is a legitimate A team and the Hawks are taking a crap on em. Any A title isn't even worth celebrating, especially after the display by A enrollment schools GR and Bemidji last night. SPA legit class A team? Their private school. No legit class A team is private. ...
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

Hermantown is a complete joke! SPA is a legitimate A team and the Hawks are taking a crap on em. Any A title isn't even worth celebrating, especially after the display by A enrollment schools GR and Bemidji last night. Agreed. Hermantown is about to put yet another top ten A team into running time,...
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

elliott70 wrote:5-1 Hawks in 2 period for Hawks.

After Hawks win tomorrow they will be playing AA.

Bruce is ready.

If you don't like HTown playing A cheer loud for them on Saturday. Could be their last A game.
No, they are in A next year for sure. 2017-18 is the first year they could go AA.
by rainier
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

Re: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown

Does SPA have a chance? Ah man. I just can't pull for Hermantown. Can't do it. Over a private school??? Really... Any public over a private not even a question. I agree, but Hermantown is only quasi-public. Quasi-public? Come on really! That's offensive that you would even say that. Personally can'...
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: #5 Bemidji vs. #4 Grand Rapids
Replies: 88
Views: 26839

Bemidji is up 1-0 nothing on a breakaway in the last minute. Go Jacks. Good first period. Rapids is strong, Bemidji took awhile to get going. Lee Interesting. Looking at GR lineup, they are going to be really, really good again next year. This game tonight, they just have some crazy talent. I would...
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN HS Development Team Invites
Replies: 55
Views: 28144

Invitees by state:

MN-11
MI-7
IL-5
MA-4
NY-3
AZ-3
NJ-3
OH-2
TX-2
CO, MD, PA, AK, TN, NC, CA, WI-1 each
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN HS Development Team Invites
Replies: 55
Views: 28144

MN HS Development Team Invites

Here are the MN HS kids invited to try out for the USNTDP: Gavin Hain (F)-Grand Rapids Blake McLaughlin (F)-Grand Rapids Trevor Janicke (F)-Maple Grove Jack Jensen (F)-Eden Prairie Jaxon Nelson (F)-Luverne Jackson Perbix-(F)-Elk River Ben Brinkman (D)-Edina K'Andre Miller (D)-Minnetonka Ryan Ullan (...
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown
Replies: 46
Views: 10562

Re: Class A semifinal: SPA vs. Hermantown

karl(east) wrote:Does SPA have a chance?
Get ready Spartans, you're about to receive a heapin' helpin' of small town hockey! :D

Seriously, SPA will be tough, but I see Hawks winning it 5-2.
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: #5 Bemidji vs. #4 Grand Rapids
Replies: 88
Views: 26839

Posts referring to player #'s have been nuked. Same thing as posting a name. :roll: Lee But we can reference College teams, UND and U of M :lol: Watch the game tonight and you'll know who it was. Oh I will be there in my seat watching!! Should still be an exciting game. I'm jealous, would love to b...
by rainier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: #5 Bemidji vs. #4 Grand Rapids
Replies: 88
Views: 26839

InYourFace09 wrote:
east hockey wrote:Posts referring to player #'s have been nuked. Same thing as posting a name. :roll:

Lee
But we can reference College teams, UND and U of M :lol:
Watch the game tonight and you'll know who it was.
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Mankato West vs. #2 Breck
Replies: 37
Views: 6535

Class A is supposed to be for smaller schools that use their own kids. That's what EGF was and nobody ever called for them to move up. Obviously the hockey is not going to be the same as the AA side. That's how it is in every sport. If Hermantown and Breck stay in A then you might as well just go b...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 51
Views: 16745

Floodgates are open...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 51
Views: 16745

I apologize LDC, you guys are much better than I expected.

The Dragons don't have a ton of skill, but they are playing aggressive and physical and taking advantage of the turnovers they are creating. Nice.

Well, Hawks score as I was writing this. I take it all back LDC. :D
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA QF: #5 Bemidji vs. #4 Grand Rapids
Replies: 88
Views: 26839

Just heard a top GR sophomore will not play in the tourney due to drinking. Can anyone confirm this?
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Princeton vs. #3 Thief River Falls
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

air force one wrote:Is Bergland floating Johnson in the neutral zone looking for the long pass from Bushy?
Yep. Tried it several times when they played Hibbing. I imagine its a big part of their offense.
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 51
Views: 16745

My hope is they win A this year and next (they can't move up till 2018 season), then dip their feet into the AA level. If Plante does retire, there will be some pretty big shoes to fill. Don't underestimate what he has done for Hermantown's success. He loves his boys and gets the best out of most o...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Mankato West vs. #2 Breck
Replies: 37
Views: 6535

Class A is supposed to be for smaller schools that use their own kids. That's what EGF was and nobody ever called for them to move up. Obviously the hockey is not going to be the same as the AA side. That's how it is in every sport. If Hermantown and Breck stay in A then you might as well just go b...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Princeton vs. #3 Thief River Falls
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

Ethan Johnson is a fantastic player. Super fast was a rocket shot. Fun to watch.
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Mankato West vs. #2 Breck
Replies: 37
Views: 6535

Not to super defend Breck, but they haven't won a title since '10. Also, they missed the tournament completely in '14 & spent '11 & last year at Mariucci. Plus with the enrollment #'s what they are, they really are more of a Class A team. Could they play up & compete well? Yeah, probably. But they'...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Mankato West vs. #2 Breck
Replies: 37
Views: 6535

Breck puts them into running time despite being on the pk for almost half of the game. :shock:
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Mankato West vs. #2 Breck
Replies: 37
Views: 6535

I know Hermantown takes a ton of heat for not moving up to AA. What about Breck? Their coach ever said anything on why they haven't/won't move up? Their coach has also used the excuse that they are a small school/small program. Breck has taken plenty of heat for not moving up, but I think Hermantow...
by rainier
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 51
Views: 16745

Those of you who haven't seen Hermantown play have no idea how good they are. Fast, physical, deep, great passing and with good goaltending. If this doesn't go into running time I'll be shocked. Hibbing or Greenway would probably beat LDC by more than one goal, there is no chance of LDC staying wit...